CORRECTION 3/29/22 AT 12:00 PM: The victim is being identified as an adult male in his 20s, not 40s as previously reported, and has been corrected in bold below.
On March 29, 2022, at approximately 12:44 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of South Street regarding a person down in the street with a gunshot wound, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located a male adult victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. Officers began rendering life-saving measures until Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Homicide Detectives responded to the scene to investigate the incident. The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect(s) approached the victim and got into a verbal dispute. That dispute led to a physical fight, which escalated into a shooting. At this time, no suspect information is available, and the motive for the shooting is believed to be gang-related.
The Department of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner will work to positively identify the victim and notify the next of kin. At this time, the victim is only being identified as an adult male in his 20s.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Sean Magee or Juan Carlos Reyes (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.